Parents' Guide to

Spy x Family

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Spy-themed anime features fake family, some violence.

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Spy x Family TV Show: poster.

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Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 11 parent reviews

age 10+

Finally, an anime about family for family!

This is one of the most family-friendly "TV-14" shows I've ever seen. Yes there's a good bit bit of violence with gore but the focus on the family and the tone of the series make it something that can promote unity in the family. There's also no inappropriate "fan service" as of yet in the show. One scene in episode 9 does have suggestive content, but it's played for laughs and isn't particularly graphic or "sexy". In addition, there's a side character that can act inappropriately, and this is something to watch out for if it crosses a line in the future. But so far, it's one of the best anime I've ever seen. Inspirational, funny and something families can feel comfortable watching together. Hopefully it stays this way.
age 11+

It’s a beautiful anime, complete masterpiece! My 12 year old daughter watched it without a problem, sure there’s some violence but it’s not gory! No weird ‘fanservice’, some 2 second references made in the series but it’s so short that kids probably won’t notice it. It’s a lovely anime and me and my daughter loved it. It was fabulous.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (11 ):
Kids say (44 ):

The entertaining animated series features lots of Cold War-like spy action while following a pair of undercover operatives from opposing sides as their fake family becomes a real one. In Spy x Family, both Loid and Yor negotiate the day-to-day expectations and responsibilities that come with domestic life, including raising a child, while still serving their respective political agencies. Meanwhile, Anya, thanks to her ability to read minds, knows everybody's secrets, but chooses not to say anything to preserve the manufactured household she loves. The challenges that come with living dual lives gets pretty complicated, but it keeps the narrative interesting. Overall, Spy x Family offers a combination of dynamic pseudo-family relationships and international espionage that makes for a fun watch.

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